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Re: [Lynx-dev] error decompressing temporary file?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] error decompressing temporary file?
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:16:10 -0500
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On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:13:40PM -0500, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> Hi,
> new question about this?
> Shellworld took a short and unexpected nap this evening.
> So I tried logging into paypal from the ssh telnet shell for the
> company that hosts our nonprofit organization's domain.  dreamhost
> has lynx too.
> Without my changing anything,i was able to log in.  I had never done
> it, so  all the cookies we renew.
> I came back into shellworld once awake, tried it again, and could
> not in.
> so I checked the preferred encoding, and it was set to all.
> So I changed it to compressed, and was able to get in here as well.
> My question is what that setting should be for most flexibility?
> I can get into paypal now yes, but am wondering what might be an
> issue. Unless  our having it set for all actually was more
> restrictive?

"all" is technically least-restrictive, since it says Lynx will accept
all of those compression types.  It's possible that the server is sending
something with "deflate" compression (there's no standard external program
for that, though I might bundle one with Lynx...).

> Thanks,
> Karen
> On Fri, 22 Nov 2013, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> >On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 10:29:08PM -0500, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> >>Hi Folks,
> >>Can someone share what normally causes this issue?
> >>eBay used to have this then it was removed.  now paypal which worked
> >>with lynx well until about a week ago has this problem.
> >>I am speaking with someone in their executive office tomorrow so
> >>want to explain  with more than just my experience if I can.
> >
> >If the problem is temporary (eBay) using the same client,
> >then that sounds like the server.  It's possible that an
> >upgrade changed the real compression to/from deflate, which
> >you may/may not have (there was some instance of that a few
> >years ago).  You can configure lynx to say it won't accept
> >compressed pages to help narrow it down (the "Preferred Encoding"
> >selection in the options menu).
> >
> >-- 
> >Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>
> >
> >
> >

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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